Submitted by Swing Wine Bar
The Washington Wine Commission held its annual Washington Wine Awards on Monday January 14th at McCaw Hall in Seattle.
The awards ceremony rewards restaurants, retailers, tourism, professionals and distributors in their commitment to promoting Washington wine. Over 100 applications were reviewed on the merits of menu, educational programming, marketing efforts and a commitment to customer service.
Olympia’s Swing Wine Bar received the commission’s highest tier award, the Washington Wine Grand Award.
“The nominees and winners of the Washington State Wine Awards perform a vital role in shaping Washington State as both a favored home and destination for those who enjoy outstanding wines,” said Commission President Steve Warner.
“These exemplary businesses and individuals help us spread the word that Washington State has a reputation for premium wines with superior quality across a range of varietals and distinctive character exhibiting a unique balance of the Old World and New World,” Warner added.
Swing Wine Bar owner Nicole Butigan and General Manager Stephen Pavletich were in attendance at the award’s ceremony to receive their honor. Award ceremony attendees had the opportunity to taste wines from over 60 Washington wineries.